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Vicksburg District Team Member Receives Award

Published Oct. 31, 2013

Vicksburg, Miss……Brad Brady, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, was presented the Commander’s Special Emphasis Award for his selfless service, dedication, and exceptional achievement in the performance of assigned duties in support of the Global War on Terrorism.  The award was presented by Brigadier General Peter A. DeLuca, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division, and Colonel John Cross, Commander of the Vicksburg District. 

Brady recently returned from a three-month deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations in Kabul, Afghanistan.  He was based at Camp Phoenix where he worked for the Kabul Area Office’s Northern District as a project engineer for construction of the 88-acre Ministry of Interior Complex.  The complex will serve as the headquarters for Afghan National Police and Intelligence agency. 

For his service, Brady was previously awarded the NATO Medal, the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service Medal, and the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism.

“This deployment was by far the most rewarding thing I’ve done so far in my career with the Corps.  I was very fortunate to work alongside the men and women of our armed forces as well as a very dedicated group of civilians and Afghans.  The Corps is doing important work there, and the projects I was a part of will have a real impact on the future of Afghanistan,” Brady stated.

As a civil engineer in the construction services branch of the Engineering and Construction Division, he is heavily involved in numerous construction contract administration activities for projects throughout the District.  Prior to deployment to Afghanistan, he served as a project engineer on the Lower Mississippi Riverfront Museum and Interpretive Center in Vicksburg.

Brady is a native of Hattiesburg and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He is married to the former Christy Swindle of McComb and they are the parents of four children. 

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